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15 Apr 2022

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A Mercedes-Benz electric car drove from Germany to the French Riviera on a single charge, taking to a new level its fight to seize the technology limelight from Tesla.

The EQXX prototype rode from around Stuttgart to the Mediterranean coastal town of Cassis via Switzerland and Italy, and still had 15% of charge left upon arrival. The company says the electric car is "the most efficient Mercedes ever built," reported by Bloomberg.

Mercedes-Benz first starting teasing the VISION EQXX in the fall of 2020, touting it as “the highest efficiency electric car in the world,” with 1,200 km (750 miles) of range. A year later, Mercedes was teasing silhouettes of the VISION EQXX, but promoting a slightly lower range of 1,000 km on a single charge.

Nevertheless, people are excited to learn more about the futuristic concept when it was officially unveiled this past January. We learned about a whole bunch of other impressive technology featured in the VISION EQXX, including its solar roof, which adds up to 25 km (16 miles) of renewable range during a 1,000 km journey.

©Photo: Mercedes-Benz

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